The State Housing Initiatives Partnership program, or SHIP, serves low- and moderate-income families. Its primary purpose is to make housing affordable. Florida Housing administers the program in Florida and issues grants to 67 counties and 52 Community Development Block Grant entitlement cities in the state. Local governments use these funds to create programs that reduce housing costs, keep rent prices low, and assist people with home purchases and repairs.
The Family Success Administration Division received the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds through the Broward County Housing Finance and Community Redevelopment Division to provide financial assistance to Broward County residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to help pay rent, homeowners association, utilities and/or related late fees. The funds will be available through June 30, 2020.
SHIP Funds Provide Rental Assistance
Has the COVID-19 emergency affected your household stability?
Are you having trouble paying your rent?
You may qualify for rental assistance if COVID-19 has impacted your ability to pay your rent.
- First Come, First Served
- You must reside in eligible cities within Broward County. (See list below)
- You must have lost your job or had a reduction of employment
- You must meet household income guidelines
- You must complete on line orientation at:
Applicants must provide the following documents:
- Picture Identification
- Lease or Rental Agreement
- Proof of income prior to loss of income
- Document from landlord that tenant is behind in rent
- W-9 completed by the landlord
- Additional documents may be required
For more information contact centers within your area:
Northwest Family Success Center: (954) 357-5000 / Coral Springs
North Family Success Center: (954) 357-5340 / Pompano
South Regional Family Success Center: (954) 357-5650 / Carver RanchesSea Ranch Lakes
Central Family Success Center: (954) 357-5001 / Fort Lauderdale
Eligible Municipalities for Broward County SHIP Funding*
Applicants are required to be a resident of one of the listed municipalities to be eligible to receive rental assistance from the SHIP program.
Lazy Lake Village
|Sea Ranch Lakes|
|Cooper City||Lighthouse Point||Southwest Ranches|
|Dania Beach ||Margate||Weston|
|Hallandale Beach||North Lauderdale||West Park|
|Hillsboro Beach||Oakland Park||Wilton Manors|
|Lauderdale Lakes ||Pembroke Park|||
*Cities not listed have similar sources of funding and residents should contact those cities.
Entitlement Cities Telephone Numbers
*Broward County Housing Finance & Community Redevelopment Division
|Coral Springs||City of Coral Springs||(954) 344-1114|
|Town of Davie||Community Development Office|
|Deerfield Beach||Deerfield Beach Housing Authority||(954) 428-0678 Ext. 113|
|Fort Lauderdale||Community Development Office||(954) 828-4513|
|Hollywood||Community Development Office||(954) 921-3271|
|Lauderhill||Community Development Office||(954) 730-3041|
|Pembroke Pines||Community Redevelopment Associates of|
|Plantation||Community Development||(954) 797-2622|
|Pompano||Community Development||(954) 786-4659|
|Sunrise||Planning & Development Department||(954) 572-2315|
|Tamarac||Community Development||(954) 597-3530|